Best Knick (2010)

Danilo Gallinari

We didn't get LeBron. Or Wade. Or Bosh. Or even our planned consolation prize of Joe Johnson. But until we fully embrace newly acquired actual consolation prize Amar'e Stoudemire—he of the incendiary low-post game, injury-prone uncertainty, and newly embraced Jewish heritage—let's turn to an equally fraught question: Who's our favorite Knick now that David Lee is gone? We hereby submit Italian small forward Danilo Gallinari, for the following reasons: 1) He seems likable and competent, which makes him stand out around here. 2) He has a cool nickname ("The Rooster"). 3) He can bury three-pointers like nobody's business, and everyone loves threes. 4) The Post declared him one of NYC's "Flirty Dozen," or 12 most eligible bachelors. 5) We actually drafted and nurtured him, not just bought him via free agency. 6) The JumboTron-bound video of him singing along to Beyoncé's "Halo" is a home-game highlight in a Madison Square Garden lately starved for them. He's young. He's unfinished. He's not perfect. He'll do.


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